The best new menswear you can buy this week – May 22
Take the advice - it makes things so much easier
The best thing about writing a weekly menswear round-up is that it is very difficult to come up with an intro that doesn’t focus on the weather, so for one week and one week only, what you are going to do is ignore this frankly cowardly excuse to divert the reader from a lack of imagination, and instead, you are simply going to look at the lovely clothes on offer:
Carhartt make clothes that aren’t necessary suited to this ridiculous weather we’re currently having (dammit, mentioned the weather), what with their hefty, thick work-vibe, but this is but a simple t-shirt. A cool, breezy top that can be worn without drowning in a tidal wave of back-sweat. Enjoy being alive!
It was 501 day this week, so what better time than now (or then) to buy the epitome of a classic jean? Sturdy, durable, and full of that straight-fit glory that you’re going to be wanting this summer - you’ll lament ever wearing skinny jeans once you whack on a pair of these never-bettered denim leg-sleeves.
These are expensive socks, sure, but get yourself just one pair of them and save them only for special occasions. People will think all your socks are Valentino, and you shall be hailed as the new King Sock, ruler of the Sock World; every man, woman and child shall bow to THE SOCK GOD.
So many silhouettes in one big melting pot - it’s easy to lose track. But who cares if you do, these look proper good. Imagine The Sock God wearing these!
Cord mate, get on board with cord, be a poet and not even know it. You may think the style is relegated to the bottom half of your body, but whack a bit on top of ya, and you’ll make a bold style statement without having to wear anything too lairy. This ASOS Harrington even mixes in a bit of faux suede too, another material you might want to think about wrapping round that beautiful body of yours.
You’ve bought a Disney t-shirt, as an adult? Well, yes, but also, no. This isn’t a big old print of Mickey Mouse slapped straight on the front - it’s a collab with luxury New York brand Coach, and it’s not half a good combo. There’s a whole range of items in the mix, but this t-shirt is a stand-out buy.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again - if you do one thing, get yourself a grey sweatshirt. The ultimate staple, you’ll never stop wearing it because it will never go out of fashion. This one adds a bit of spice to the sleeves too, you know, if you’re worried about being a Boring Barry.
If you’ve hit the summer and you don’t have a pair of white trainers, what on earth are you playing at? You can’t be risking donning a pair when it’s wet and muddy, but when the ground is dry and the sun is out, they’re the ultimate safe bet. This classic silhouette from Nicce gives you the perfect excuse to rectify your trainer digressions - they’re massively affordable, too.
So that’s the fashion trainers out the way, what about a bit of performance for those footsies of yours - these hugely popular runners will do you wonders. And if you’re feeling a bit reckless, you can even buy them if you have no intention of ever doing a jot of exercise in them. Too hot for that kind of carry on, anyway, so let’s not worry about it…